• Short Summary

    CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN IS VERY MUCH THE SAME IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD - THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IS THE SAME, THE GAMES IN MANY CASES ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE.

  • Description

    CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN IS VERY MUCH THE SAME IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD - THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IS THE SAME, THE GAMES IN MANY CASES ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE. AND OF COURSE, THERE ARE PRESENTS TO BE GIVEN - AND RECEIVED. THIS PARTY AND CHRISTMAS FAIR TOOK PLACE RECENTLY AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN ADDIS ABAB, CAPITAL OF ETHIOPIA.

    THE HOME OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, AND THE CAPITAL OF THE OLDEST OF AFRICA'S INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES, ADDIS ABAB HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF FOREIGN EMBASSIES AND DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS. MANY OF THE CHILDREN OF FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS. MANY OF THE CHILDREN OF FOREIGN DIPLOMATS WERE PRESENT AT THE FAIR - AMERICAN, BRITISH, WEST GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN, DUTCH, SWEDISH - AS WELL AS A GROUP OF ETHIOPIAN YOUNGSTERS.

    CHRISTMAS IN ETHIOPIA IS A CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA CLAUS - BUT WITHOUT SNOW. NEVERTHELESS, WITH A LITTLE INVENTION COMBINED WITH IMAGINATION, STRIPS OF WHITE PAPER FALLING FROM THE CEILING BECOME ALMOST THE REAL THING - EVEN IF THE SUN IS SHINING OUTSIDE.

    ANOTHER OCCASION WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS VERY MUCH IN MIND - THE FESTIVAL OF SANTA LUCIA - CELEBRATED BY THE ETHIOPIAN-SWEDISH FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY. THE FESTIVAL COMMEMORATES SAINT LUCIA OF SICILY, FETED IN THE WINTER DARKNESS OF NORTHERN EUROPE AS THE QUEEN OF LIGHT. THROUGHOUT THE CEREMONY CHILDREN CARRY LIGHTED CANDLES, AND THE CHILD CHOSEN TO BE THE QUEEN OF LIGHT WEARS A CROWN OF CANDLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACOFI4WHHP5NJ555Q4DQYVOLFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACOFI4WHHP5NJ555Q4DQYVOLFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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